Maxpedition 3” x 5” notebook cover review

I admit I like Maxpedition gear, but sometimes I come across something that is worthy of sharing.  Such is the case with my new Maxpedition 3” x 5” notebook cover (SKU:3302, MSRP $15.99).  This is the perfect Maxpedition gear to carry a 3” x 5” notebook, or 3” x 5” recipe cards.  I am finding this is increasingly important for those of us who suffer from Can’t Remember Stuff (CRS).

You can find many reviews of these on YouTube, this is just an introduction and it shows you how I set mine up.

First, I added a 3” x 5” notebook from Office Depot.  I will probably switch that out with a Rite-In-The-Rain 3” x 5” notebook but for now the cheap Office Depot notebook will suffice.

Next I added a Fisher Space Pen Bullet pen, in my opinion the best small EDC pen you can find.

Next I added the Olight i3S EOS 3AAA pen light.  This is a relatively inexpensive but powerful mini flashlight that will put out 80 lumens on the high setting, and it has a beacon setting as well.

Finally I added the Leatherman PS4.  This is one of my favorite small Leatherman pocket tools because it is the only small multi-tool to have both pliers and scissors.

The Maxpedition notebook cover will easily fit in a pocket or purse.  It will hold 2 notebooks and has 3 elastic straps on the inside for carrying your accessories.  There are also 4 long pockets on the outside of the notebook cover should you want to carry full-sized pens or Sharpies.

The construction is what you would expect from Maxpedition, heavy and durable.  I have never been disappointed with any of my Maxpedition gear.  Sometimes it can be a bit costly but it is an investment in something that will last you for many years and will not let you down.

In short, I highly recommend this notebook cover.  I will conclude this mini-review with some photos and some links to YouTube videos with more information on the notebook cover and the items I chose to carry with me.

Thank you!


Video review of Maxpedition notebook cover by George Wingfield:


Video review of Olight i3S EOS flashlight by GoingGear:


Video review of Fisher Space Pen Bullet pen by Pizzscn:


Video review of Leatherman PS4 by gideonstactical:



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Comment by Jan Carter on March 2, 2015 at 19:31

Being that i am someone just getting into this type of carry option, I checked out another one also

Comment by Ms Data on February 15, 2015 at 14:02

dead_left_knife_guy, I love the idea about taking the stitching out and putting a folder in there.  I may have to do that.

Comment by Ms Data on February 15, 2015 at 13:57

dead_left_knife_guy, I agree with you that Maxpedition zippers are very stiff, especially when new.  I use this stuff that I first discovered at my motorcycle club for zipper chaps, etc.  It works really well.   www.amazon.com/Zipper-Ease-Lubricant/dp/B004YES88E

Comment by dead_left_knife_guy on February 15, 2015 at 13:17

I'm not generally a fan of Maxpedition -- zippers were just too stiff on the pieces I've held & even purchased -- & then there's the Mad Dog Knives problem.  

But I do like the looks of this pouch -- especially with the four slots in back (looks like you could even rip some of those stitches & put a folder with a pocket clip in there)...

Thanks for the overview, Data!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on February 15, 2015 at 11:52
Good looking setup, Data.
Comment by Ms Data on February 15, 2015 at 9:50

Yes Jan, they make a 4x6 notebook cover and many other types of notebook covers that are a little different.  All the way up to 8-1/2" x 11".

Comment by Jan Carter on February 15, 2015 at 9:37

I carry a notebook everywhere I go.  I like this idea very much, do you know if they make a larger version?

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